I finally found a place to get late night food in downtown Seattle. There are fancy breweries next to safeco who stop selling food right when 20-30 thousand hungry people leave the ballpark. It makes zero sense.
I know the pizza place on first, and the angry Greek dude next to J&M, but sometimes at midnight, I want to sit down and have a drink and eat. You can do that everywhere in Portland, but nowhere in downtown seattle, until tonight.
It's an ultra douchy EDM neon light bar, but they gave me a bag of food to go, and I got to drink a cocktail while waiting. They even gave me an ultra douchy hand bag to carry the food to my hotel. I feel like I just bought food from Nordstroms.
It's called "Trace."
You should try Collins Pub next time. I feel like I have had good food experience 75% of the time I go there but I know they have a full bar and pretty big rotating tap selection. It is pretty much just expensive pub food but you can’t really go wrong with a burger. The place is near Smith Tower (the white pointed building).
Perfect. I'll try them tonight. Funny thing, this is the 4th time this year I've been in this area, and I've been to 20-30 places after games, and I always ask, "who serves food at this hour?" No one knows. I was successfully directed to the aforementioned angry Greek dude once, but he doesn't serve booze.
Now, anyone know of a bar near safeco that shows all NFL games?
You could also try 13 Coins for late night food and drinks. It's damn fine dining for only a little more than average pricing, and they're open 24 hours a day.
Also, it's a bit of a hike from Safeco, but 95 Slide is definitely the sports bar you want to check out. It's only about a 15-20 minute walk from your hotel.
13 coins appears to be about a 20 minute walk from my hotel, the opposite direction from safeco. That's a 40 minute walk from safeco. 95 slide isn't too far away, but the A's game starts at 1pm Sunday, so I would miss the first three innings watching the 10am football games there. Again, it's the wrong direction.
I found a joke diner near first street who has all the NFL games on tiny TVs last time through, so I'll be there tomorrow unless someone can recommend an actual sports bar near safeco showing all the games.
Fuel is a sports bar in Pioneer Square that's not awful. The Forge on 1st and Western only has one TV but they've got a roster of excellent sandwiches that they serve all day/night. I'm with Pea though, 95 Slide is excellent and totally worth the short hike. Up in that area there's also Auto Battery and Bill's Off Broadway.
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Post by Horned Gramma on Oct 28, 2013 16:31:47 GMT -8
I ordered the fancy limited edition 2xLP of The Books' Music for a French Elevator a couple weeks ago, and when it arrived and put it on, the entire second side skipped persistently to the point that it was unlistenable. Pretty lame, but I emailed Temporary Residence and told them about it -- they asked me to ship the LP back so that the manufacturer can inspect it and determine if it's just a damaged copy or if it's a problem with the pressing. Pain in my ass, but once I do that they'll send a replacement and also the nice woman at Temporary Residence said that I can pick another LP of equal value from their catalog and they'll send it to me for free.
Post by Badchoices on Oct 28, 2013 16:38:50 GMT -8
That is awesome dude. I love when record labels show good customer service. I have had nightmares in the past dealing with issues like that. Modular didn’t send me two copies of Tame Impala - Innerspeaker when I ordered it initially (getting one for myself and one for my brother-in-law). I checked my statement and they did charge me for two copies. I only received one. I attempted to get a response from them for over 3 months. Not one time did I get a response. I finally just ate it because it wasn’t worth the stress/effort. Temporary Residence sounds like they are some top notch people.
Last Edit: Oct 28, 2013 16:39:11 GMT -8 by Badchoices
Post by Horned Gramma on Oct 28, 2013 17:22:41 GMT -8
On the other end of that, when I ordered the super-mega deluxe Crazy Clown Time box set, I ended up with two copies due to some mysterious shipping snafu. That'd be cool anyway, but that Crazy Clown Time set is by far the most expensive LP in my collection.
I ended up giving the extra copy to Friendly D, because I love that fucker.